You’ve dreamed about it your entire life – the perfect wedding. You’ve found your perfect mate, now you just need the perfect venue. Your standards are high and your vision is bold, so you cast your view toward distant horizons in order to create the most glorious, tropical, yet elegant wedding. Magnetically, you’re pulled toward the scenic isle of Bali, which has often been called one of the most magical and romantic destinations on earth. Fondly called, “the island of the Gods,” the Balinese regard it as the center of the universe. While this enchanted island might seem like more of a honeymoon destination, hotel wedding packages in Bali can make it an ideal, all-in trip accommodating wedding parties both large and small. As a tropical destination, that has managed to keep its traditional charms while learning to cater to the sophisticated demands of Western tourists, Bali might just be the ideal destination for an elegant, tropical wedding.
10) St. Regis Bali Resort
Set against the backdrop of Nusa Dua’s white sand beach and pristine blue waters, the St. Regis Bali Resort is a luxury dream wedding come true. Since the resort grounds offer various venue options for the exchange of vows, couples’ options can range from contemporary “barefoot on the beach” or a more classic ceremony experience in the Cloud Nine Chapel, accented with Swarovski crystal chandeliers. Enjoy your first champagne toast as man and wife on an outdoor terrace where guests can partake in a curated menu and wine pairing.
9) Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa
For a chic beachfront wedding in the heart of Bali’s most vibrant locale, The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa is an A-list choice. Set along the stylish west coast, within walking distance to trendy boutiques and restaurants, with a spa sanctuary and infinity edge pool, this central destination has everything to keep your guests fully enamored. You’ll also have everything you need for beach-side luxury without the mess – “The Seminyak” has been dubbed the hotel for bride and grooms who favor admiring the coastal scenery without wiggling their toes in the sand. Choosing from either the Purama chapel, with floor-to-ceiling glass, or the Purama Pavilion, an open air space with sweeping ocean views, this tropical wedding destination is the perfect composite of tropical meets luxury. The hotel even offers a fireworks display to usher in your first evening as newlyweds.
8) Le Meridien Jimbaran
Perhaps the most enviable feature of the Le Meridien Jimbaran location isn’t the panoramic glass pavilion or its rooftop setting above the deep blue bay. What might sell brides is the pavilion floor – a sand layering over a hard floor, creating a “beachy” look and feel, but one that still allows the bride to strut down the aisle in those fashionable high heels. Securing this space means the entire rooftop will be your palace in the sky, with an adjoining ballroom for up to 120 guests. Even the ballroom has floor-to-ceiling windows so you can dance under the stars.
7) Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
Nestled in the lushness of the forest, along the banks of the Ayung River, the Four Seasons Bali at Sayan is the ideal tropical destination to make your blessed vows. The Balinese have long believed this river to be sacred, so what better place to make a divine promise to your soul mate? Private and hidden, you’ll hear only the soundtrack of nature: rushing waters and jungle chirps. Leave everything in the reliable hands of Four Seasons staff and say your “I do’s” alongside a pond filled with lotus flowers, a symbol of creation, love and fortune. Neon green rice terraces make up the vista along with thriving trees of all species. You and your guests will experience a most enchanting and truly tropical hideaway.
6) Conrad Bali
Modern and sweeping designs make the Infinity Chapel at the Conrad Bali a favored venue among couples seeking elegance in the tropics. Perched high above the coast, with an ocean facing glass front, marble floors and set amidst serene reflecting pools, the chapel offers an intimate, white and elegant affair accommodating 60 guests. For couples preferring to exchange vows on the sand, the resort also offers beachfront weddings under the Bale (pronounced ‘bah-lay’), which serves as a Balinese, open-air, thatched gazebo. Other venue options include fairy tale garden settings, among delicately manicured lawns to accommodate larger numbers of guests.
5) Ayana Resort & Spa
CNNGo cited this destination as one of the “World’s Best Wedding Venues.” Ayana Resort and Spa Bali has options to suit every couple’s dream. Choose from seven distinct venues including: two modern Asian glass chapels; an open-air setting in shaded, tropical gardens; or a private jetty pier stretching almost 100 feet out to sea. Competition among wedding venues is fierce in Bali. Perhaps with this in mind, the Ayana’s “Something New” package features a 3-bedroom cliff-top honeymoon villa and a unique bonding experience where you and your sweetheart will create your own signature fragrance at the resort’s perfume studio.
4) The Westin Resort Nusa Dua
Set on the lavish southern coasts of Bali, the Westin Nusa Dua is an idyllic hotel fit for celebrities and presidents. With a reliable brand and service, couples can bet on the Westin’s world-class service, making anticipation of the most important day of your life more pleasant than pressure-filled. A personal specialist works with you to create a day designed around your individual tastes, so as not to churn out “just another beachfront wedding.” When you’re not planning your perfect day, make sure to steal away some spa time with your honey in a Heavenly His & Hers treatment. This special treat is designed to balance and center your energy and restore your peace in preparation for that magic, yet public moment in front of friends and family.
3) Anantara Ulu Watu Resort & Spa
In a surfer’s paradise, renowned the world over for its massive waves and sheer cliffs, a ceremony at Anantara Bali Ulu Watu Resort & Spa doesn’t get more picturesque than this. Safely encased in a glass chapel, pronounce your love among the sounds of soft violin and waves crashing against the rocks below, as you watch the tropical sun descend. The resort is located at Impossibles break and within a stone’s throw of Padang-Padang tube, Bingin and Dreamland surfing beaches.
2) Grand Nikko Bali
Bathed in natural sunlight and boasting 180-degree views of paradise, the Wiwaha chapel at the Grand Nikko is designed for an intimate ceremony for you and your VIPs. Atop a dramatic cliff and surrounded by terraced, manicured lawns and cooling reflecting pools, it’s an ideal photo spot. Together, the chapel itself and grounds embody the elements of tropical sophistication, as Wiwaha is taken from Sanskrit, usually referring to a royal ceremony. The extent to which you embrace the ancient culture is up to you. Couples can choose a Western style ceremony or Balinese blessing ceremony.
1) The Mulia, Mulia Resorts & Villas
The Mulia is synonymous with luxury and indulgence, as a 6-star venue boasting all the facilities for an extraordinary affair to remember. Upon entering the gated, exclusive resort community, you will begin creating memories to last a lifetime. Guests can take their choice between luxurious villas, suites or rooms on the properties, each offering their own opulence. For your special day, a dedicated wedding team works with you to design a lavish celebration or a discrete ceremony and a custom menu will be catered to suit you and your guests discerning tastes. Nature and luxury flow together seamlessly at The Mulia, where open spaces allow Bali’s natural beauty to shine through the hotel’s cutting-edge design.